WIN XP DVD region free?

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  1. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    So, I'm getting kinda pissed that my PC can only play region 2 DVD's, and I'm looking for any software that can run and deregionalise (hmm, is that even a word) my PC's DVD player, so it can play all regions.

    I'd rather it was a software patch, I'm not keen on updating any Drives firmware, cuz i) I'm still on warrenty, and ii) I don't want a nice CD drive shaped paper weight.

    Anyway, anyone have any suggestions? Cheers!
     
  2. Belgrath

    Belgrath Boom! Nutshot!

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    This will help.
     
  3. Joe Moore

    Joe Moore Is Not Jim... Administrator

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    There are legal ways to go about this. You can buy a new DVD Player for your PC, such as DVD X-Play, Any DVD, etc. Or, a much better alternative, is to buy a region free DVD player with a PAL to NTSC converter. Toshiba makes one for $80.00.
    http://www.regioncodefreedvd.com/toshiba700.html
     
  4. MegaMoonMan

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    I used a firmware update/hack on my Liteon DVD drive that made it region free. It wasn't a big deal.

    Not sure about software.
     
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    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Or, if you can get it, they have cheap DVD players available here at Best Buy. They are like 30 bucks or so, and there are remote inputed codes to make the player region free. I got one, but never tried that out cause I don't have any non region 1 DVDs.
     
  6. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've got a region free DVD player hooked up to my TV, its just I want my PC to be region free as well.
     
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    Both hardware (the physical drive's BIOS) and software (whatever DVD playback software you're using) must be made region-free if you want region-free playback on your computer.

    Drives can be "unofficially" patched. (In fact, you should make sure the drive you want to get HAS a patch out before you buy it.) Software is a little trickier, but there are hacks out there. There are probably region-free software players available -- which probably violates the DVD Copy Control Authority's licensing terms, but who cares.

    DVD CCA: Keeping you from watching foreign movies, so studios can make more money. Huzzah.

    -XCN-
     

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